Fitness

A Strength-Building Water Workout

Workout-With-a-SplashExercise in a swimming pool and use the water’s resistance to build strength and power — or its buoyancy to recover from injury.

Many people hear the words “water workout” and think, “Oh, my grandma does that.” Well, that might be true, but Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson also likes to hit the pool.

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Speed Workouts X 3

JA12_speed-x-3A trio of efficient sprint workouts to help you build serious fitness, fast.

Sprinting is literally the speediest way to get in better shape. “There is no more athletic or metabolically intensive activity a person could do than to sprint,” says Mike Young, PhD, CSCS, an elite USA Track & Field Level 3 coach and director of sports performance at Athletic Lab in Cary, N.C. “It burns fat, builds lean muscle and naturally increases human growth hormone.”

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Body-Weight Training For Beginners

Nov11_WO_pickupsNew to the fitness scene, or a stranger to the gym for a while now? Try this body-weight circuit workout, and prepare to build strength, confidence and coordination—fast.

Whether you’ve just started exercising for the first time or you’re returning after a long period of inactivity, developing a strong foundation of movement quality and technique is crucial. And for that, no tool is better than your own body weight.

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A Fitness App That Adapts

618_348_the-fitness-app-that-adaptsTouchfit: GSP

Slapping the name of UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre on a fitness app might seem a craven marketing ploy: There are plenty of UFC fanboys – the aspirational and gym-devout – who will download and follow each exercise in an attempt to get in the shape of one of the promotion’s most famous fighters.

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